A flat fire engulfed the 18th floor of an Elephant and Castle flat yesterday.
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the flat on Deacon Street. The London Fire Brigade was called at 10.58am, and had the fire under control by 12:15pm.
See the fire as it appeared from the street:
Station Commander Dave Hill, who was at the scene, said: “Firefighters worked incredibly hard to bring the fire in Elephant and Castle under control.
“Crews evacuated residents on three floors of the building who were affected by smoke. There are currently no reports of any injuries.
“The Brigade’s drone team assisted by providing an aerial view of the incident.
“Road closures are in place and there is heavy congestion. Firefighters are expected to remain on scene this afternoon and we encourage people to avoid the area.”
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) November 4, 2021
Fire crews from Lambeth, Dockhead, Dowgate, Brixton and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.